Burnsville Police Chief Brian Buchanan addresses the Yancey School Board on Tuesday concerning upcoming a rapid response training session to be held at Cane River Middle School. Photo by David Grindstaff
Sheriffâ€™s Office to Conduct School Rapid Response Training Session
In the New Business portion of the Yancey School Board meeting on Tuesday, Superintendent Tony Tipton informed the Board that Yancey County Schools is coordinating with the Sheriff’s Office to conduct a rapid response training to be held on October 25th at Cane River Middle School. Tipton reported that this training will involve staff from all schools across the county as well as several local law enforcement agencies, emergency responders, and fire departments. The training, which is being held on a no school day, will simulate a shooter on the Cane River Middle School site and will provide immeasurable training for law enforcement and school staff personnel. Tipton said that it is important for the public to remember that this is being conducted on a day when no students will be at school and that this is a wonderful training opportunity for this county. He asks the public to please respect the seriousness and value of the training.